Tonga defers plans to re-open borders

The Tongan government has deferred its plans to open its borders to incoming passengers from New Zealand.

The plan was to open the border for incoming passengers between the two countries this week.

The decision was confirmed by Prime Minister, Pohiva Tu‘i‘onetoa in Parliament, on Monday.

Tu’I’onetoa also said that he will be making a formal announcement soon, for the public  to be aware of the updates.

He also mentioned that a new airline called the Lulutai could possibly start flying the domestic routes in August.

The PM has reminded Members of Parliament that Tonga is fortunate because it remains coronavirus-free.


Josephine Navula